Don't be mislead by the subject header. I really don't know much Latin (although I am, indeed, new). I am learning, however. I used Wheelock's book in high school. That didn't take. Now, some years later, I am using Lingua Latina and the Dowling Method to try to really nail it down. I'm pretty excited about it, actually. Just about to be finished with memorizing all the forms and about to start Capitulum Primum.
Not sure what info you need in this initial post, but I should tell you that I am not a human spammer. Apparently, on these boards, that sort is held in the sort of contempt normally reserved for lawyers and employees of the D.M.V.
My end goal would be to be able to converse in Latin. That is problematic for a number of reasons, the least of which is finding other folks fluent in speaking Latin. I'll settle for being able to read Latin as easily as I read English.
Stuff about me: Adult, male, Texan, don't speak any other languages, not in school, fancy myself as a bit of a writer. Everything else is probably not relevant.
Why Latin? That is still nebulous to me. I try not to be too introspective when I'm not drinking. Perhaps, one day, I'll wake up and the answer will be scribbled down on a cocktail napkin beside my pillow.